The Political Economy of Poverty Eradication in Malaysia: An Overview

  • Khoo Boo Teik
  • Khoo Khay Jin
Part of the Developmental Pathways to Poverty Reduction book series (POD)


This book is the product of a multi-country project on Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes that was launched by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). The UNRISD project provides an analytical framework that is significant for understanding Malaysia’s experiences of development and poverty reduction. It examines how a ‘triad’ of economic policy, social policy and political and institutional context define countries’ policy regimes and development paths as well as affecting their poverty outcomes. It pays particular attention to institutions that underpin different ‘policy regimes’ and explains how processes of institutional reform are shaped by path dependence, and local, national and global contexts.


Foreign Direct Investment Gross Domestic Product Poverty Reduction Welfare Regime Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate 
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